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Buffet Clai, located in the bustling heart of Trieste, is a small family-owned establishment that serves typical local cuisine and finger food. The ambiance is cozy and informal, with a friendly and welcoming staff. The interior design is simple yet charming, with two long and narrow rooms connected to each other. The entrance has a small counter on one side, and on the other side, there's a big display window with all their finger food and already prepared dishes. The restaurant is in the back and has only a few tables, so it's best to make a reservation beforehand.

Buffet Clai offers a variety of dishes, including delicious seafood options such as baccalà mantecato (creamed cod) and branzino mousse, as well as fried zucchini and tortellini with sausage. Their highlight is the snacks on the counter, which are reasonably priced. They also have a good selection of wines, such as Terrano and Vitovska, and a glass of prosecco is highly recommended.

In 2022, Buffet Clai was awarded by Gambero Rosso as the best street food of the region. This eatery is perfect for quick snacks or a casual lunch, and the prices are very reasonable. The only downside is that parking can be difficult to find, but public transportation is efficient and easily accessible. Overall, Buffet Clai is a must-visit fine dining spot for anyone looking for authentic local cuisine in Trieste.

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Adriana R. Request content removal
It's a very small family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Trieste, in a very busy area crowded with both people and cars, which brings to the "bad" part of this business: parking is very difficult to find, but you can very easily reach it via a pretty efficient public transportation.   The restaurant is made of two long and narrow rooms connected with each other. The entrance has a small counter on one side and on the other side there's a big display window with all their "finger food" and already prepared food. From here you can also see their small kitchen, which is run by only a couple of people who never stop working: it is amazing all that you can do with a small kitchen if you have a real passion for cooking. In the back is the restaurant, which has a few tables: you better place a reservation if you want to dine here! What they offer is the typical food + "finger food" of the local cuisine. A couple of friends highly recommended we have lunch here one day, but since we didn't have enough time during our trip, we stopped there one afternoon for a few tapas. I loved both their "tartina di baccala' mantecato" (open-faced sandwich with "creamed cod") and their fried zucchini. The wine was very good as well. In 2022 this restaurant was also awarded by Gambero Rosso as the best "street food" of the region! (Gambero Rosso is a renowned Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group) The prices are cheap (we had a couple of glasses of wine and tapas for the same price a glass of wine costs in South Florida!) and the staff is very friendly. I look forward to dining in next time!
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Food: 5 Service: 5 Atmosphere: 5
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Buffet Clai is an amazing 'trattoria' in the center of Trieste. Friendly and cozy atmosphere, the food is great and the owners make you feel at home. Definitely recommend if you enjoy fish meals.
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Italian, Mediterranean, Fast food, Seafood, Vegetarian options
Closed todayOpens 8:30AM Tue
€€€ Price range per person €15 - €36
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Via Ugo Foscolo, 4
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Via Ugo Foscolo, 4, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Takeaway No outdoor seating Booking No delivery
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 8:30AM-2:30PM
WednesdayWed 8:30AM-2:30PM
ThursdayThu 8:30AM-2:30PM
FridayFri 8:30AM-2:30PM
SaturdaySat 8:30AM-2:30PM

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